Grateful Dead Live at Festival Express Train on 1970-07-00
d1t02 - Jam
d1t03 - Jam
d1t04 - Jam
d1t05 - Sugar Magnolia
This is the Grateful Dead with other musicians
This aud compilation makes for a pretty fun companion piece; despite the fact that a couple of these tracks are cut (to be expected), there is some cool music here. Your ear will adjust accordingly once the first jam starts. Check out that funky jam #4!
**Janis Joplin's set from 6/28/70 during this Canada tour is absolutely seething with soul and energy. You've probably heard the Ball & Chain from this show before. A couple of the numbers from this set make it into the movie, too. Just poke around and you'll find the SBD out there; her Full Tile Boogie Band is sooooo much cooler than Big Brother ever was, IMHO.
Subject: It's "Pick a Bale o' Cotton", not Sugar Magnolia
Does anyone know who that guitar player is that sounds like Stephen Stills? A lot of fat fuzz with some slide. It sounds exactly like his tone, but I figure if it was him we'd hear him singing too, mic or no mic.
As I say, this recording has no bass whatsoever. There are also too many guitars, some of the best ones buried in the mix. Still, it's a fun listen.
Subject: Track List
2. Delaney sings a blues
3. Honky Tonk Woman
5. Sugar Magnolia (Pick a Bail of Cotton)
As far as who is actually present playing, it's hard to tell. Delaney and Bonnie are audible singing in the background of GDTRFB. Delaney is singing the lead vocal on track 2, a blues that I'm sure someone out there must know the name of. Jerry comes in playing a standard electric guitar at the end of Jam 4 and plays a brief little solo at 14:16. Delaney is probably playing the guitar throughout as well. Leslie West is audible playing on Sugar Mag/Cotton Jam.
That's all I got from the first listen. I'll try to dig out more clues.
I'm giving this four stars simply for historical significance. The sound is what it is.
Thanks to Charlie Miller for putting this up!!!!
Subject: Country Honk
Subject: THANK YOU CHARLIE MILLER
Real cool stuff! I wish some of their Festival Express sets were up on the archive. Oh well. this is grate anyways!
Subject: Never had such a good time...
Subject: Rare Gem
Subject: Sounds like a lot of members of The Band
Lots of pedal steele guitar in most of the tracks
Jam 4 gets going
sugar mags is probably the most fun
posterity I guess?
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